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Spending Recap: September 9-15, 2013

Monday 9th
$31.50 Translink Faresaver tickets (x10)

Tuesday 10th
No Spend Day!

Wednesday 11th
$265.63 flight Lyon-Marrakech
$10 movie

Thursday 12th
+ $300 freelance income
$41.07 gas

Friday 13th
$15.06 dinner

Saturday 14th
$9 parking
$41.69 lunch

Sunday 15th
+ $396.89 freelance income
$5.25 lunch

Freelance Income: + $696.89 
Expenses– $419.20

TOTAL: + $277.69

What a great week! I was able to book my outgoing flight from Lyon to Morocco. My original plan was to go Lyon-Fez, but the connections were horrible, so I ended up scrapping the idea and am going to Casablanca as well. Maybe I’ll regret that decision – because I heard Casablanca is pretty boring compared to Fez – but with not much time to squeeze in a vacation, it had to be done. That meant no cheap RyanAir flight. :| Still, I’m happy with the price I got for a roundtrip flight, and will just have to figure out how to save money elsewhere.

I finally started pulling in some freelance income, which I’m pleased about. There should still be about $1,700 coming my way, and I’m hoping it comes around this month.

How was your week of spending?

Spending Recap: September 2-8, 2013

Monday 2nd
$12.02 dinner

Tuesday 3rd
No Spend Day!

Wednesday 4th
$1,205 Intrepid Travel
$2.51 tea

Thursday 5th
No Spend Day!

Friday 6th
$11 lunch
$20.34 dinner
$48.91 gas

Saturday 7th
$8 lunch
$13.56 Value Village
$1.75 drink

Sunday 8th
$44.78 groceries

Freelance Income: $0
Expenses– $1,367.87

TOTAL: – $1,367.87

Well, if you missed it, I’m headed to France and Morocco next month – which made for a pretty pricey week of spending. If you don’t count my huge travel expense, I actually kept expenses relatively low this week at just $162.87. But of course, I did spend $1,200+ extra, and that needs to be taken care of. Not to fear, I’ve invoiced out for about $1,750 in freelance income that I should be getting in the next two weeks. That should hopefully cover all of my pre-trip expenses, so I won’t have to use any of my savings. :)

Other than that, another normal week of spending. I’ve been becoming more active in trying to increase my income over the past month, so hopefully that will pay off soon and I’ll start to bring in some extra money to reach my goals a bit faster. I also increased my contributions to RRSPs, which I’ll detail during my monthly goals recap in a few weeks.

How was your week of spending?

Spending Recap: Aug 26-Sept 1, 2013

Monday 26th
$40.70 gas
$36.78 groceries
$9 dinner

Tuesday 27th
No Spend Day!

Wednesday 28th
+$25 ING Direct referral
$5.65 dinner

Thursday 29th
$8.34 lunch

Friday 30th
$161.98 running shoes

Saturday 31st
$39.45 groceries
$17.67 groceries

Sunday 1st
$44.53 gas
$7 dinner

Freelance Income: $0 ( + $25)
Expenses– $371.10

TOTAL: – $346.10

A typical summer week of spending for me. Super busy during the work week, and as a result, ended up buying meals out three times. :| I tried to correct that by stocking up on groceries for next week. I also ended up getting new running shoes – an unplanned (but necessary) purchase. Running distances over 15+ have really put stress on my feet and legs, and that’s something my current running shoes can’t handle. It makes me really consider going back to barefoot runners, but in the meantime, I can’t really switch while in “race season.”

How was your week of spending?


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